DePaul University - M.M.
Oberlin Conservatory - B.M.
Hailing from Philadelphia, Max Reese is currently a graduate student at DePaul University studying under the tutelage of Stephen Williamson. He received his bachelor's in music from Oberlin Conservatory studying with Richard Hawkins and has also studied with Charles Salinger. He has held chairs at all of Oberlin Conservatory’s large ensembles and has attended the Brevard Music Center. At Oberlin, Reese was selected as a musician for the Oberlin Orchestra’s performance at Carnegie Hall in 2019. He has performed under the baton of Joann Falletta, Keith Lockhart, Tim Weiss, Marcelo Lehninger, and Matthias Bamert. As a chamber musician, Reese has additionally been heard with his wind quintet, The Guintet, on WCLV 104.9. The Guintet has also been the winner of the Danenberg Honors Recital at Oberlin Conservatory.